"He's politically incorrect and there's one trial per sentence. The 20-year-old intern I showed it to broke down after ten minutes. She said: It's too gendered humour, it's unacceptable. And off she went. Last April, in an interview with Le Figaro, Yann Moix described his mysterious documentary about Gérard Depardieu in North Korea, filmed in 2018 and never broadcast.
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Intrigued, journalist Damien Fleurette, director at Hikari (the production company that owns the footage for this documentary), looks at the footage. "When there were the Mediapart revelations (in April), I had the feeling that I had already heard the grumbles that some women were describing," he says. I went back to the rushes and, every time Depardieu had to deal with a woman, he would start growling, making a gritty joke, it looked like sexual harassment. But a lot of people kept saying that the complainants were adding to it, that it was Depardieu. There, I could see what they were up against. These images couldn't sit like that, on the shelves. »
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